Originally Posted by Logan
Hi John, that's a great area you are involved in and an interesting tip regarding submitting book proposals for nonfiction.
What tips would you give someone who has the passion to write a book, but doesn't have formal training. Where does someone start?
Tips on Writing a Book:
1. The hardest part is just getting started. So, take a deep breath, get over your fear and stop thinking "I can't do this!" You CAN. Walt Disney said, "If you can dream it, you can do it." If your dream is to become an author, then you will make it happen.
2. Visit the Website for Writers Digest magazine. They have lots of great articles and books for writers. Everything I learned about writing came from their magazine.
3. Sign up for a writer's conference. There is a Website that lists plenty of conferences: shawguides.com
4. For nonfiction books, think in terms of ten or twelve chapters. Start organizing your ideas and placing bullet points in those chapters.
5. Write for at least 30 minutes a day. Before long, you will want to write for a longer time period...and then your book will be ready.
And don't forget, you only need a book proposal to get a book contract.